SHU Third in CT6 Poll; Gibson Named to CT6 Preseason Team

SHU Third in CT6 Poll; Gibson Named to CT6 Preseason Team

FAIRFIELD, CT (November 8, 2012) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers were tabbed third and senior guard Shane Gibson was honored as the Connecticut 6 Classic announced their Preseason Coaches' Poll and Preseason Team on Thursday.  The Pioneers are set to take on the Yale Bulldogs in the annual triple header this Saturday.

All six Connecticut 6 schools will open their respective 2012-13 seasons this Saturday at the event hosted by the University of Hartford at Chase Family Arena.  Quinnipiac University plays the University of Hartford at 3 pm and Fairfield University and Central Connecticut State University follow the Pioneers and Bulldogs, concluding the tripleheader at 8 pm.

The 2012 Connecticut 6 preseason team includes Central Connecticut's Kyle Vinales, Fairfield's Derek Needham, Hartford's Mark Nwakamma, Quinnipiac's Ike Azoteam, Sacred Heart's Shane Gibson, and Yale's Austin Morgan.

The poll has Quinnipiac first, Fairfield second, the Pioneers third, Yale fourth, Central Connecticut fifth and Hartford sixth.  The selections were based on the vote of the six Connecticut 6 schools.

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